William Edward Cramer

William Edward Cramer

Birth
Waterford, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Death 21 May 1905 (aged 87)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section 37 Block 1
Memorial ID 8468802 · View Source
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He married June 24, 1869 and lived 78 years. The photo at right is in the Milwaukee City Hall Halls of History.
From the Lowville Journal and Republican May 25, 1905:
"Aged Milwaukee Editor Dead MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 21, 1905.
William E Cramer, editor-in-chief of the "Evening Wisconsin"
of Milwaukee, died today of pneumonia, after an illness of two months. Mr. Cramer was one of the oldest newspaper editors in the United States.
He was born October 29, 1817. His early work was in the
capacity of editorial writer on the Albany Argus from 1843
to 1846. Among his daily associates at that time were John
A. Dix, Gov. Maroy, Horatio Seymour, Samuel J. Tilden, Martin Van Buren and others."
From the Amsterdam, NY Evening Recorder May 23, 1905:
Mr. Cramer went to Milwaukee in 1847 and purchased the
Milwaukee Courier, changing the name to the Evening
Wisconsin. Although bereft of sight and hearing for many years, few issues went to press without his contributions.
Medical Information: "After an accident when he was almost drowned in the Hudson River, he came down with scarlet fever which seriously impaired his eyesight and hearing." Wisconsin Historical Society archives








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  • Maintained by: Dave Peck
  • Originally Created by: David M. Habben
  • Added: 4 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8468802
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Edward Cramer (29 Oct 1817–21 May 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8468802, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Dave Peck (contributor 46966140) .